Thanksgiving Toddler Activity – Free Printable

Who says the kids’ table isn’t loads of fun? Keep the toddlers entertained while waiting for the Thanksgiving feast with Wally’s pilgrim hat count and color activity sheet. Start by making the children’s table inviting by popping it with a golden yellow plastic tablecover. Then add the activity sheet at each place setting making it an entertaining place mat. Place a small box of crayons at the top of the coloring sheet. Who doesn’t love a gift? Finish it off with Thanksgiving party favors, including our favorite, the Pilgrim ducks.

 

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Halloween Tablescapes on a Budget

Halloween Tablescapes on a Budget

As Halloween draws near, it’s time for us to revisit the common pain points around the season: overpriced costumes, expensive decor, and most importantly, the logistics of perfecting the optimal Halloween candy route. This holiday is the perfect excuse to go wild with spooky decorations and silly centerpieces that will wow your attendees.

Whether you’re entertaining adult guests, throwing a Halloween Eve celebration for kids, or simply putting on a festive dinner party, Wally’s Party Factory supplies can help you style a fun, spirited table for any occasion. Today we’ll talk about creating an aesthetically pleasing, easily-recreatable Halloween table setting that won’t break the bank.

Step 1: Choose your decor style and colors

For parties and other similar events, stick with colors that are closely associated with the season: black, green, orange, purple, and white. Determine what specific decor style you want to pursue, whether its gruesome and gory or sparkly and whimsical. Whatever your personal design preferences may be, stick with similar decor styles to avoid overwhelming the space and create a seamless, visually-stunning presentation.

Step 2: Select a table cover

You set the tone for the rest of your setting and decor through your selection of a table cover. If you’re looking for a more mature, sophisticated look, we’d recommend something minimalist and neutral, like a black, white, or grey table covering. For our table today, we want to create a more lively, festive atmosphere, so we’ve chosen this clear table cover that’s decorated with black spiderwebs. You can find it here for only $2.97.

If you’d like to up your background decor game even more, we’d suggest layering a matching table runner with similar color and styles that match your original covering. Play around with fabrics, textures, lengths, and sizes. We’ve chosen this black spiderweb table runner, which can be purchased for $10.97.

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Step 3: Position your centerpiece(s)

Centerpieces are often considered the most attention-getting and visible feature of a table setting. Although you’d normally seek out practical items that successfully reflect the tone of your setting, Halloween is a great time to get outside your decoration comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to experiment with several different pieces and their positions to establish what looks best for your specific table and environment. You can add height and dimension to your tablescape by exploring different combinations of centerpieces, accent items, and candleholders.

Utilizing several long, flat platters or even stacking and layering platters of various sizes can help you achieve this. For our current table setting, we propose situating three platters vertically along the length of your table runner. For a fun, spooky look, place a long, skeleton hands platter ($1.99) and our “Wicked” round platter ($2.49) vertically on each side of this decorative skull plate ($7.99).

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Step 4: Finalize place settings

Place settings directly influence the way your guests interact with your tablescape. You can control the formality and feel of any occasion by creating place settings that reflect your intentions for mood and spirit. Enhance your table by selecting plates, napkins and cutlery that set the tone for the interactions that will take place at your event. (more…)

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Free Summer Bucket List for Kids

Help your kids fill up their bucket list of summer activities! From going to the zoo to taking a beach vacation – let your children give you different ideas of activities they want to do before the summer break kicks the bucket! What’s on your kiddo’s summer bucket list?

Click the image below for free printable!

 

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Wally’s Summer Fun DIY Projects

Fill the Summer with Wally’s Summer Fun Indoor & Outdoor DIY Projects. Print these super easy project recipe cards and then shop online or in-store today!

Wally's Summer Fun Indoor & Outdoor DIY Projects: Plastic Cup Bowling Wally's Summer Fun Indoor & Outdoor DIY Projects: Hula Hoop Canopy Wally's Summer Fun Indoor & Outdoor DIY Projects: Crepe Paper Obstacle Course Wally's Summer Fun Indoor & Outdoor DIY Projects: Confetti Shooters Wally's Summer Fun Indoor & Outdoor DIY Projects: Balloon Ring Toss Wally's Summer Fun Indoor & Outdoor DIY Projects: Flamingo Ring Toss Wally's Summer Fun Indoor & Outdoor DIY Projects: Ice Block Treasure Hunt Wally's Summer Fun Indoor & Outdoor DIY Projects: Tic-Tac-Toe

We would love to see your Summer DIYs and how you made each project your own! Please share on our Facebook page!

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Last Minute Valentine’s Boxes To Do the Night Before the Classroom Party

What happens when you come up with a brilliant idea for a blog for Last Minute Valentine’s Boxes To Do the Night Before the Classroom Party, but you don’t have the time to execute it? You call on your coworkers and cross your fingers! I have to say the results are pretty amazing.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman: Frozen Last Minute Valentine's Boxes To Do the Night Before the Classroom PartyDo You Wanna Build A Snowman

Items Used: Frozen wrapping paper, toilet paper rolls, pink paper plates, 3 sizes of boxes, cotton balls, and various embellishments

One of the best ideas for a Valentine’s Box is to pick your child’s favorite movie or television show. Your kiddo will be more inclined to help, and is sure to appreciate your hard work at the end of the night. Wally’s Hint: Use photographs of you and your child to place on the characters to make it more personal.

 

 

 

 

Tissue Flowers and Melted Crayon Hearts Last Minute Valentine's Boxes To Do the Night Before the Classroom PartyMade From the Heart

Items Used: square box, pink and red tissue paper, crayons, wax paper, fishing line, and battery-operated votive candles

If you happen to be more of a Pinterest-y type of parent, why not combine several handmade projects into one fabulous box! Melted crayon wax paper hearts suspended by fishing line make up the sides of this square box. Topped off with tissue flowers and a flickering flameless candle inserted into the middle, this made from the heart box is sure to be envied. Wally’s Hint: You can find a helpful melted crayon in wax paper tutorial here: http://www.marthastewart.com/272535/crayon-hearts.

 

 

 

 

Love Me Tender Guitar Last Minute Valentine's Boxes To Do the Night Before the Classroom PartyLove Me Tender, Love Me Shoe

Items Used: shoe box, straws, patterned scrap paper, duct tape, yarn, and stickers

This Valentine’s box will have you all shook up. Making a Valentine’s Box that includes your child’s favorite hobby is always a fun project, and in this case it’s also very cute! Wally’s Hint: If you want to go a step further, try making the instrument playable!

 

 

 

 

 

A little Monster for the Little Monster Last Minute Valentine's Boxes To Do the Night Before the Classroom Party A Little Monster for the Little Monster

Items Used: square box, green construction paper, eyeball head bopper, clear glitter paint

Ahhhhhhhh… This monster will gobble up all the Valentine’s Day cards! There are so many styles and colors of monsters, you can’t go wrong! Wally’s Hint: Have your child draw a monster and then make the box based upon his or her drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

TOUCHDOWN: Score Big with this Fan Favorite Last Minute Valentine's Boxes To Do the Night Before the Classroom PartyTOUCHDOWN:

Items Used: rectangular box, green mylar balloons, white paint marker, and craft foam

Have offspring that love to sport? Whether they love to play or can’t wait to watch their favorite sport, you will score major points with a sports themed Valentine’s Box. Wally’s Hint: You can also use metallic table covers or recycle mylar balloons to get this metallic effect!

 

 

 

 

 

There's Always One: The Procrastinator's Last Minute Valentine's Boxes To Do the Night Before the Classroom PartyThere is always that one…

Items Used: envelope box

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There are so many ideas for Valentine’s Boxes, the hardest part is picking a theme. Be sure to include your child in the process because ultimately it is what he or she thinks of the box that really matters. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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100th Day of School Activities for Kids

It’s almost the 100th day of school! How will your child celebrate? Here are a few 100th Day of School Activities for kids to help celebrate this epic milestone.

 

Feeling Old?It’s almost the 100th day of school! Here are a few 100th Day of School Activities for kids to help celebrate this epic milestone.

Hundredth day shenanigans… get off my lawn! Dress the part of the centennial with a comb-over skull-cap or white wig, graying mustaches and eyebrows, and spectacles! Practice fun ‘old people’ sayings and actions with your child for a little added fun. Pinterest is a great place to find more Hundredth day ideas than you can shake your cane at!

 

 

Count It Out!

How much is 100? Let’s count the ways. Make 100 googly-eyed monster on a t-shirt. “Grow” a 100 button tree on a poster board. Print out Wally’s gumball machine printable and 100th day Glasses cutout printable (click the images to print) to fill with 100 dots, confetti or cereal pieces. Then wear or display his or her creation throughout the day.

100th Day of School Activities for Kids

Click to Print Counting Activity

100th Day of School Activities for Kids

Click to Print Glasses Cutout Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s almost the 100th day of school! Here are a few 100th Day of School Activities for kids to help celebrate this epic milestone.Hundredth Day Heroes!

Up, up and away! It’s the hundredth day! Making it this far in the school year is an amazing accomplishment for any kiddo. Show them that they are Hundredth Day Heroes by allowing them to dress the part! From licensed costumes such as Batman and Superman, to coming up with their own superhero with mix-and-match capes, masks, and even tutus, celebrate how amazing 100 days of education truly is!

 

 

It’s almost the 100th day of school! Here are a few 100th Day of School Activities for kids to help celebrate this epic milestone.Finishing Touches

Add celebrating 100th tableware such plates, napkins, and cups to snack time and 100 themed wearables such as sunglasses to show how bright the future will be. There are so many ways to celebrate the Hundredth Day of School. Happy 100th!

 

 

 

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